Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track, K-12 Educational Leadership
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 4620849
Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track, K-12 Educational Leadership Educational Leadership
Location: Waco, TX Open Date: Aug 25, 2023 Deadline: Mar 01, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: Baylor University seeks applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professorof K-12 Educational Leadership position.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibilities of this position include:
Teaching in the graduate programs;
Maintaining a distinguished program of scholarship;
Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding;
Recruiting and advising students; and
Providing service to the department, university and the profession.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Educational Leadership prepares graduates for exemplary leadership of public and private institutions and for educational research through graduate and undergraduate programs. Our department is deeply committed to faculty of the highest quality, integration of faith and learning, cutting-edge research, and student mentorship. To learn more about the EDL department, visit https://www.baylor.edu/soe/edl/.
SCHOOL: For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor University's mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school's growing research and outreach portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. Baylor School of Education's undergraduate teacher education programs have earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future educators with deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the school's graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Graduate enrollments continue to rise, with more than 700 students pursuing advanced study and professional preparation through 17 different graduate program options, including M.A., M.S.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels.
Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and several new searches underway for faculty colleagues, the School is in a period of significant expansion and deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers, and clinicians. To learn more about the School of Education, please visit baylor.edu/soe.
UNIVERSITY: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Qualifications: Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:
Earned doctorate in educational leadership, administration, and supervision or a closely related field.
Ability to advance the Christian mission of Baylor University.
Demonstrated success of a distinguished scholarly record such as publications, peer-reviewed publications, or a program of research;
Demonstrated excellence in distinguished scholarly activity through state and national conference presentations, state, regional leadership positions in professional organizations;
Commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
Willingness to work collaboratively with other faculty, students, and staff;
Evidence of prominent educational leadership experience in PK-16 school systems as a teacher, principal, director, superintendent, university administrator, or a combination of experiences;
Expertise in key academic area(s) that would enhance the departments national reputation (e.g., Educational Law; Politics, Policy and Governance; Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Economics of Education and School Finance).
Strong commitment and evidence of ability to mentor graduate student dissertation research.
Evidence of excellence in teaching scholar/practitioners at the university level;
Demonstrated success in the evaluation of education problems at all levels of the education system--schools, districts, universities and colleges, state and federal agencies;
Demonstrated success in obtaining external funding; and,
Knowledge of current state and federal leadership standards.
RANK, SALARY, AND BEGINNING DATE: Assistant or Associate Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership (tenure-track). The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 1, 2024.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2023.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials.
Letter of interest that addresses the positions qualifications and responsibilities and includes a statement of personal faith and potential fit with Baylors mission.
A curriculum vitae.
Transcripts documenting the terminal degree (official transcripts required prior to on-campus interview).
Contact information for three to five professional references. Note:Reference checks will only be initiated for those applicants who advance to the finalist phase (i.e., on-campus interviews).
Questions regarding the position may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jon Eckert, Jon_Eckert@baylor.edu
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.